Vietnamese master abducted by Abu Sayyaf found dead

Sea Guardian Maritime Security Updates

A Vietnamese master kidnapped in southern Philippine waters last year has been found killed. Pham Minh Tuan was found by police in Jolo , believed to have been executed by his Abu Sayyaf captors. Pham was the captain of the Vietnamese vessel Royal 16 hit by an Abu Sayyaf group near the island province of Basilan last November. Three of his crew members were also executed earlier, while one man was able to escape.